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Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Reserve 2008

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6 x 75 cl 2008 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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Color: White
Varietal: Pinot Blanc
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Domaine Weinbach:
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was est... Read more
At the foot of the majestic Schlossberg hill in Alsace stands one of the finest estates in all of France. Domaine Weinbach is run with consummate skill and total dedication by Colette Faller and her two daughters, Catherine and Laurence. In the words of Robert Parker, “Colette and her daughter Laurence... pushed Weinbach to the pinnacle of Alsace’s qualitative pyramid.” Domaine Weinbach was established by the Order of Capuchin monks in 1612. The “Clos des Capucins” vineyard surrounds the domaine; the prestigious “Schlossberg” vineyard (the first terroir in Alsace to receive the status of Grand Cru), the Grand Cru “Furstentum”, and the adjacent “Altenbourg” vineyard rise above the clos. The domaine has 62 acres of vineyards in the heart of Kayserberg’s hills and valleys. During the French Revolution, Domaine Weinbach was sold as a national property. In 1898, Théodore Faller and his brother Jean-Baptiste purchased the Domaine and five hectares of vineyards and left it to their son and nephew, Théo. Since 1979, the estate has been run by Théo’s widow, Colette Faller, and recently their daughter Laurence took over the winemaking, with Catherine as marketing director. The grapes are hand-harvested, pressed directly as whole clusters in modern horizontal pneumatic presses. The must settles for 24 hours at cellar temperature and is slowly matured in large, ancient oak casks, using only indigenous yeasts. Filtering is through diatomaceous earth before bottling, which starts in April and finishes in mid-July. The wines are remarkable for their balance and finesse, their intensity and concentration, which is achieved by drastically pruning the vines to limit yields per hectare to nearly one-half that typical in Alsace. Harvesting is late, done when the fruit attains optimum ripeness. All of the domaine’s wines are produced from their own vineyards, a most unusual accomplishment in Alsace, and are therefore 100 % estate grown and estate-bottled. Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Reserve

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,393
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 03/26/2011

Smokey on the nose. Creamy caramel flavors on the palate. Long palate. 85 pts.


Snooth User: red00013
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/31/2010

wine tasting event 1/30. VERY nice white - fruity, complex scent and a pleasure to drink.


Snooth User: KeLuke
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/22/2009

We're talking a gorgeous mellow golden-rod color with a tropical fruits meet honeysuckle nose, so why is the finish so lackluster? There's a decent balance here, you can taste the residual sugar and a hint of brine. However at the end it leaves something to be desired. On it's own or with food, it seems like it's just a wine that fades into the background. It's a wallflower.


External Reviews for Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Reserve

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Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

A Pinot Blanc wine from Alsace in France. 2006 Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 04/30/2010

Domaine Weinbach Pinot Blanc Rèserve 2006 and all other premium wine from Domaine Weinbach available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from France and all over the world.



6 x 75 cl 2008 FRANCE 3-6 weeks arrival

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